November Connections

Posted on: November 2, 2018
Tags: Newsletter
A note from Janice Way, President:

Can you believe it is already November? We have a ton of exciting sessions, news and events happening. Check it out below. 

  • Elevate Applications Open
  • Leadership Kentucky Nominations Open
  • November 1, 2018: Leadership Kentucky 2019 Applications sent to nominees 
January 10, 2019: Annual Alumni Luncheon, Flame of Excellence Award Presentation and 35th Anniversary Celebration!

We are still actively accepting applications for the Elevate Class of 2019! If you know a great young professional at your work or in your community, please encourage them to apply! Or send them our way for more information.

We continue to accept nominations for the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2019.  Fill out the online form or e-mail to nominate a great leader. Once nominated, the person will receive application instructions via e-mail on a rolling basis!

Finally, Leadership Kentucky will celebrate its 35th Anniversary in 2019! On January 10th, 2019, Leadership Kentucky will host its Annual Luncheon and Flame of Excellence award presentation in the Woodford Reserve room at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky. Click here to purchase your ticket today! For sponsorship information, please contact me at

More information about all of these events below.... read on!
Elevate 2019 Applications Now Available!
We are now accepting applications for the Elevate Kentucky Class of 2019.

Elevate Kentucky is a three-session program, designed for young professionals, that runs from April-June.  Please encourage young leaders in your communities or at your work to apply online.  There is no application fee. Applications for the Class of 2019 are available online at 

Elevate Kentucky is designed for millennials and young professionals approximately 25-35, but there is not a strict age limit. We look for individuals who are not only advancing in their careers but also involved in their communities and eager to become a stronger leader. 
Click to Apply Online!
35th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Alumni Luncheon
On January 10th, 2019, Leadership Kentucky will host its Annual Luncheon and Flame of Excellence award presentation in the Woodford Reserve room at Kroger Field in Lexington, KY beginning at 11:30 a.m.* 

The Flame of Excellence Award is presented each year to someone of major influence in our Commonwealth. This year, Leadership Kentucky is proud to present the award to Dave Adkisson, President and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. With Dave, we are honoring an alum who not only is influential and transformative throughout our state but with our own Leadership Kentucky program.  Dave was part of the group which helped to launch the LKY initiative 35 years ago.

Be sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and photos from the past 35 years! Click here to purchase your ticket!

*In coordination with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, our Annual Luncheon will be held on the same day as "Kentucky Chamber Day" and will allow plenty of time to attend that event at Heritage Hall in the Lexington Convention Center. Registration and Reception begin at 5 p.m. and the Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Make one trip to Lexington and attend two wonderful events! See you there.
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You asked and we listened! In response to the feedback from the alumni survey, establishing Regional Councils is a top priority. In honor of the 35th Anniversary, Leadership Kentucky will be launching new outreach programs and initiatives, like Regional Councils. These councils will provide opportunities for alumni to gather, learn, and network beyond the LKY experience — in your own region! Want in on the regional councils? Be sure to update your contact information. A directory could also be on the way....
Click to Update Information
LKY18 in Pikeville
The class convened in Pikeville and Prestonsburg where they were immersed in experiences curated to enlighten the Class about a community and a region engaged in reinventing itself. They had the opportunity to examine key drivers that civic leaders have prioritized and invested — Health Care/Medicine, Post-Secondary Education, and Heritage/Cultural Assets. Read more here.

Alumni News and Notes

  • Janice Way (1987) named SEK Chamber's 2018 Junior Williamson, East Kentucky Ambassador of the Year (Press Release).
  • Judge Gary W. Moore (2003) has been appointed to the Kentucky Transportation Center Advisory Board (The Lane Report).
  • Amy Wickliffe (2016) was one of just six practitioners across the country who received an Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference (The Lane Report).
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2018 Annual Alumni Dues

As the year is quickly coming to a close, please be sure to pay your 2018 Alumni Dues! Dues directly benefit programming, participants and initiatives for Elevate and LKY Sessions. If you'd like to receive an invoice or pay via check, please e-mail Thank you!
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